Allied Warships

HMS Martin (G 44)

Destroyer of the M class


Photo from Imperial War Museum (IWM), FL-2181

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassM 
PennantG 44 
Built byVickers Armstrong (Newcastle-on-Tyne, U.K.) : Parsons 
Ordered 
Laid down23 Oct 1939 
Launched12 Dec 1940 
Commissioned4 Apr 1942 
Lost10 Nov 1942 
Loss position37.53N, 03.57E
History

HMS Martin (Cdr. Charles Richard Powys Thomson, DSO, RN) was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-431 northeast of Algiers, Algeria in position 37º53'N, 03º57'E. 161 Officers and men went down with the ship. There 63 survivors.

 

Hit by U-boat
Sunk on 10 Nov 1942 by U-431 (Dommes).

U-boat AttackSee our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Martin

Commands listed for HMS Martin (G 44)

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1Cdr. Charles Richard Powys Thomson, RN10 Dec 194111 Nov 1942 (+)

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Media links


U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor


British destroyers & frigates

Norman Friedman


Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


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